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Sovrn Moves to Virtual Security Gateway vRouters after New Deal with 6WIND

Secure IPsec VPNs, BGP Routing and Firewalling Pass the Test from Data Center to AWS


Santa Clara, CA and Paris, France, October 10, 2018 – 6WIND, a high-performance networking software company, today announced that Sovrn, which helps more than 25,000 independent online publishers succeed, has selected 6WIND Virtual Security Gateway vRouters as an alternative to the Brocade Vyatta vRouters that they were leasing in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model from a prominent cloud infrastructure provider. Upon receiving the end-of-sale and end-of-support notification for Brocade’s vRouters, Sovrn evaluated 6WIND Virtual Security Gateway software appliances and found them to be a drop-in vRouter replacement.


Sovrn is an innovator to leverage Virtual Border Routers, or vRouters, instead of traditional hardware routers for its network services. It uses vRouters to route and secure traffic between the sites and data centers that give publishers and content creators the products and services needed to create and grow their audience and business. 6WIND Virtual Security Gateway vRouters tested BGP routing, firewalling and IPsec VPN tunnels for data center to Amazon Web Service (AWS) traffic and from data center to data center, before being selected by Sovrn.


Sovrn’s 6WIND Virtual Security Gateway vRouter advantage includes:


  • Scalable Performance: Sovrn exceeded its 5 Gbps throughput metric for BGP, firewalling and IPsec VPNs when testing traffic from data center to AWS. 6WIND Virtual Security Gateway performance scales with the number of cores allocated to the system, giving Sovrn the flexibility to add additional capacity on demand.


  • DPDK (Data Plane Development Kit)-enabled Features: Comprehensive list including IP routing, firewalling, NAT and IPsec VPN. DPDK support allows throughput acceleration to approach line rate for the underlying physical interfaces (NIC hardware).


  • Monitoring: Sovrn gains system health information through traditional SNMP and syslog mechanisms, plus telemetry through sFlow and graphic analytics with time series data base, including pre-integration with Grafana.


6WIND Virtual Security Gateway vRouters are a drop-in replacement for Brocade vRouters with an added bonus of high performance IPsec VPN functionality,” said Chris Konger, Senior Network Engineer for Sovrn. “6WIND’s price/performance combo makes it a contender for any vRouter, firewall and secure VPN project.”


“We are proud to deliver Sovrn a replacement router with 6WIND Virtual Security Gateway,” said Eric Carmès, Founder and CEO of 6WIND. “We designed our vRouters with industry leading IPsec VPN performance in addition to IP routing, which is an excellent match for Sovrn’s business requirements.”


6WIND vRouters are available in bare metal and virtual machine (VM) configurations and run on commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) servers. 6WIND vRouters are available in Virtual Border Router and Virtual Security Gateway software packages with license options from 1G to 100G.


About 6WIND

6WIND’s networking software solves performance and time-to-market challenges for Service Providers, Enterprises and OEMs. The company’s flagship vRouter technology is available in software appliance, source code and hypervisor networking form factors optimized for cost-effective hardware, such as Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) servers. 6WIND is based near Paris, France with regional offices in China and the United States. For more information visit: http://www.6wind.com.


About Sovrn

Sovrn owns and operates a proprietary ad technology stack with direct connections to every major buyer in the world. Sovrn gives content creators tools to make money; access to distribution and scale to grow their audience; and a massive data commons for extraordinary insights. Sovrn is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, with offices in Denver, New York, and London.

For more information: www.sovrn.com

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